Genizah Scribes at Work


Judith Olszowy-Schlanger
École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

Professor Olszowy-Schlanger will explore the social and economic status of the scribes represented in the Cairo Genizah and examine their different domains (books or legal documents), their education, and the methods of scribal practice.

Professor Olszowy-Schlanger is a Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies [SIMS]/Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Manuscript Studies. The fellowship, funded in part by the David Ruderman Distinguished Scholar fund, pairs a prominent scholar in any field of Jewish studies with manuscripts drawn from one of the Penn Libraries collections.

Free and open to the public.

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Event Location: 
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
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Event Date and Time: 
April 25, 2018 5:00pm
Open to the public